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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

A News, Education and Government podcast featuring John Donvan
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America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.


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#172 - Has Europe Declared War on American Tech Companies?
Should we look to Europe for the future of big tech regulations? Four leading thinkers in tech, governance, and law debate the state and future of big tech, and whether it's time to impose greater regulations on companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.AGAINST THE MOTION:Roslyn Layton - Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise InstituteBerin Szóka - Founder and President, TechFreedomAGAINST THE MOTION:Marietje Schaake - International Policy Director, Stanford's Cyber Policy Center & Fmr. Member, European ParliamentRamesh Srinivasan - Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab & Professor, UCLACast your vote at www.iq2us.orgGet 20% off your first order at and entering promo code DEBATE during checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#115 - Is Affirmative Action in College Admissions Constitutional?
Students for Fair Admissions just challenged Harvard's affirmative action guidelines in federal court, and lost. But the advocacy group is gearing up to make their case again – this time, in the Supreme Court. In this episode, we revisit this timely and contentious debate: Does the Constitution allow racial preferences in university admissions?Use code Friends30 for 30% off tickets to upcoming live debates: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#171 - Should We Replace Private Insurance With Medicare For All?
As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system, including scrapping private health insurance and adopting “Medicare for All.” Is this a bold and effective way to repair health care in America? Or will it inflate the already swelled federal deficit?Learn more about upcoming debates at  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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Sep 30th, 2009
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Nov 2nd, 2019
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